Dr. Gothard to Deliver Founders Day Lecture

Aug. 10, 2023
Dr. Gothard to Deliver Founders Day Lecture

Katalin Gothard, MD, PhD, professor of physiology, neurology and neuroscience, will deliver the 2023 Founders Day Lecture on November 17.

Founders Day was established in 1979 to commemorate the founding of the College of Medicine – Tucson, which opened its doors on November 17, 1967. It is also an opportunity to recognize and honor College of Medicine – Tucson faculty for their scientific accomplishments. 

Each year, faculty members select a peer to deliver the lecture whose research has a continuous thread of significance and who can effectively present that research with enthusiasm, vigor and inspiration.

Nicholas Delamere, PhD, professor of physiology, wrote in the nomination that “Dr. Gothard’s research on the brain’s role in determining emotional responses to touch could lead to a better understanding of social deficits in developmental and mental disorders, such as autism, schizophrenia, social anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.”

Dr. Gothard will present “A journey to the center of the emotional brain” in the HSIB forum. The event starts with a complimentary lunch reception at 11:30, and the program begins at noon. Registration is required to attend this event.